Aug
12
5:30 pm17:30

Dare2Draw w/Kyle Baker! Celebrating > Will Eisner and Jack Kirby

Dare2Draw & The Art Students League Present –  "Celebrating Will Eisner and Jack Kirby at The League"

We're happy to bring our classic DARE2DRAW back to The League with this FREE launch party to celebrate two of our industry's founding fathers, as we mark their centennials, this year.
Hosted by Simon Fraser and our very own Edie Nugent!

Join us with the one and only Kyle Baker, winner of (eight) Eisner Awards, (five) Harvey Awards, (five) Glyph Comics Awards --- to share in his reflections on Will & Jack's contributions and what the future of the sequential arts “comics” might hold.

Also joining us will be Rand Hoppe, the true engine behind the awesome Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, who will help us dig deep into what Kirby actually did, as a cartoonist that we all can learn from.


Apr
20
1:30 pm13:30

Dare2Draw Chat with Ramona Fradon! Thursday, April 20

Dare2Draw is happy to have Ramona Fradon join us for a Chat, on April 20th, at YouTube Space NY. Interview by Edie Nugent.

Dare2Draw at Google - YouTube Space NY

Ramona Fradon, working in what was primarily a men’s industry, drew comics for DC in the 1950s and 1960s. She was inducted into the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006. Please RSVP, for your event FREE Tickets: https://goo.gl/forms/zo3elf31rC4zvAEs2   RAMONA FRADON - (Artist/Co-Creator: Metamorpho; Artist: Aquaman, Brenda Starr) Ramona Fradon is a pioneer for women in comics and one of the greatest comic book artists of DC’s Gold/Silver Age. Ramona began working in comics in 1950. As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, she challenged the status quo and broke new ground for women but never received the same type of acclaim as her male peers. Ramona got work in cartooning shortly after she studied at Parsons School of Design and the Art Students’ League of New York, at DC Comics, where she really came into her own as a comics artist. Her Aquaman work is known to be deceptively simple, combining an excellent design sense, a flair for narrative and a cartoonist’s skill at expressive faces.  She illustrated Aquaman until 1960 and drew short features for Timely and DC. She co-created Metamorpho. She illustrated mystery stories and popular titles such as Plastic Man, Plop, Fighter Fighters, Super Friends and Brenda Starr, working in multiple genres with a flair for the comedic. She has done work for Nickelodeon, Bongo, DC, Archie Comics and Marvel, continuing to showcase her flexibility, draftsmanship, wit and style. In 2006, she was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. She’s still an inspirational voice in comics, doing regular commissions and convention appearances. Characters Created by Ramona Fradon: Metamorpho, Tempest, Jayna, Gleek, Zan, Fire, Doctor Mist, Olympian, Sapphire Stagg, Atlanna, Simon Stagg, Icemaiden, Java, Dolphin, Topo. For more of her work: http://www.catskillcomics.com/Fradon.htm

Ramona Fradon, working in what was primarily a men’s industry, drew comics for DC in the 1950s and 1960s. She was inducted into the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.

Please RSVP, for your event FREE Tickets: https://goo.gl/forms/zo3elf31rC4zvAEs2
 

RAMONA FRADON -
(Artist/Co-Creator: Metamorpho; Artist: Aquaman, Brenda Starr)

Ramona Fradon is a pioneer for women in comics and one of the greatest comic book artists of DC’s Gold/Silver Age. Ramona began working in comics in 1950. As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, she challenged the status quo and broke new ground for women but never received the same type of acclaim as her male peers.

Ramona got work in cartooning shortly after she studied at Parsons School of Design and the Art Students’ League of New York, at DC Comics, where she really came into her own as a comics artist. Her Aquaman work is known to be deceptively simple, combining an excellent design sense, a flair for narrative and a cartoonist’s skill at expressive faces. 

She illustrated Aquaman until 1960 and drew short features for Timely and DC. She co-created Metamorpho. She illustrated mystery stories and popular titles such as Plastic Man, Plop, Fighter Fighters, Super Friends and Brenda Starr, working in multiple genres with a flair for the comedic. She has done work for Nickelodeon, Bongo, DC, Archie Comics and Marvel, continuing to showcase her flexibility, draftsmanship, wit and style. In 2006, she was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. She’s still an inspirational voice in comics, doing regular commissions and convention appearances.

Characters Created by Ramona Fradon:
Metamorpho, Tempest, Jayna, Gleek, Zan, Fire, Doctor Mist, Olympian, Sapphire Stagg, Atlanna, Simon Stagg, Icemaiden, Java, Dolphin, Topo.

For more of her work: http://www.catskillcomics.com/Fradon.htm

Mar
1
Mar 7

Will Eisner Week March 1-7, 2017

Many wonderful events are planned for this 2017, The Will Eisner Centennial Year!

Two great ones, below! SVA: Tuesday, March 14th and the Society of Illustrators Centennial Celebration Exhibit: March 1 - June 3, 2017

For more special Eisner Week 2017 events, please visit the official Will Eisner website 

  • Check out this neat Will Eisner archive video

May
20
6:00 pm18:00

Dare2Draw Studio Chat with Tom Palmer at YouTube NY

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Fresh out of an early departure from art school, Tom Palmer began his career in comic books on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and has gone on to lend his inimitable embellishing talents to virtually all of the company’s top titles as an artist, inker, colorist and painter. He has been part of many of comics’ legendary dream teams: his work with Neal Adams on X-Men is considered to be one of the definitive runs in the franchise’s history, he teamed with John Buscema on a lengthy record-breaking run on The Avengers and his pairing with Gene Colan on Tomb Of Dracula and Daredevil influenced a whole generation of artists.

Tom has also had well-remembered turns as an inker and finisher on X-Men: The Hidden Years, Nightstalkers, Marvel’s 1980s Star Wars series (where he also pencilled and colored several issues and painted many striking covers), Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Punisher: Born and the X-Men spin-off limited series Magic. His more recent credits at Marvel include Incredible Hulk, Immortal Iron Fist, Punisher, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Eternals, Heroes For Hire, Wolverine and Ghost Rider. He has also illustrated the comic book adaptations of the films Jaws 2 and 2010 and the novels The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers. He joined Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. on their creator-owned blockbuster series Kick-Ass, where his work can be seen on both the printed page and on the screen in the film's animated sequence.

In addition to his work in comics, Tom has also had a successful career in the advertising field, where he has painted and illustrated ad campaigns for a variety of clients including Hertz, American Cyanamid, Winsor & Newton and Panasonic.

Today, Tom continues to lend his talent to the pencil lines of the comic industry’s greatest artists for a variety of different publishers including DC Comics, Valiant and IDW. His official website, www.tompalmerillustration.com, is updated daily with new pieces of art from throughout his career.

***IMPORTANT: If you would like to be a part of the intimate studio audience at this event with Tom Palmer, at YouTube Space NY, please use this link: http://goo.gl/forms/4IpW6YnW9L

Space is limited (10-15). This will be our Third Dare2Draw Chat at YouTube.

Brought to you by Jerry's Artarama.
The Official Sponsor for the NEW Dare to Draw TV Format - Thank You! Jerry's Artarama - http://www.jerrysartarama.com/

The Dare2Draw Team
The Dare2Draw is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit mentoring and networking platform for all artists.

Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Dare2Draw Studio Chat with Steve Rude at YouTube NY

Steve Rude’s career began in 1981, with his and co-creator Mike Baron’s groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude into the field of comics, where he became highly sought after by major publishers. During his first few years in the industry, Rude’s efforts led to numerous awards, such as the 1984 Russ Manning Newcomer Award, the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisner’s for artistic achievement. For over two decades, Rude has drawn hundreds of comic’s greatest iconic heroes, and has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator. Steve considers himself an art student. The desire to better his craft with each new project shows an expressive and caring approach. He holds deep appreciation for the illustrators who have come before. By studying the works of such masters as Andrew Loomis, John Gannam, Harry Anderson, Jack Kirby, and Russ Manning, Rude continues to perfect his talent. The result is an artist with the discipline and training of the grand illustrators from the 1930s to 1950s. Rude applies this knowledge to his true passion of modern comic books. Currently, Rude’s focus is on fine art paintings and he lives in Litchfield Park, Arizona. For more info: http://www.steverude.com/

Steve Rude’s career began in 1981, with his and co-creator Mike Baron’s groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude into the field of comics, where he became highly sought after by major publishers. During his first few years in the industry, Rude’s efforts led to numerous awards, such as the 1984 Russ Manning Newcomer Award, the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisner’s for artistic achievement. For over two decades, Rude has drawn hundreds of comic’s greatest iconic heroes, and has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator.

Steve considers himself an art student. The desire to better his craft with each new project shows an expressive and caring approach. He holds deep appreciation for the illustrators who have come before. By studying the works of such masters as Andrew Loomis, John Gannam, Harry Anderson, Jack Kirby, and Russ Manning, Rude continues to perfect his talent. The result is an artist with the discipline and training of the grand illustrators from the 1930s to 1950s. Rude applies this knowledge to his true passion of modern comic books. Currently, Rude’s focus is on fine art paintings and he lives in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
For more info: http://www.steverude.com/

***IMPORTANT: If you would like to be a part of the intimate studio audience at this event with Steve Rude the Dude, at the YouTube Space NY, please contact us, now, at: contact@dare2draw.org
Space is limited (10-15). This will be our second Dare2Draw Chat at YouTube.

Brought to you by Jerry's Artarama.
The Official Sponsor for the NEW Dare to Draw TV Format - Thank You! Jerry's Artarama - http://www.jerrysartarama.com/

The Dare2Draw Team
The Dare2Draw is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit mentoring and networking platform for all artists.